Regular readers ( yes, both of you) will be aware that we do not ‘do’ copy groups, but there are exceptions to the rule. When the best such group in Leeds are playing in the best pub in Leeds, that is one such exception.
The lads are regularly changing their set list, so avoiding being on automatic pilot with a ‘Greatest Hits’ show. Looking at today’s set list (thanks for providing it, Rich), I worked out that 14 studio lps are delved into, plus other tracks from the ‘Greatest Hits’, the live ‘Pack up the Plantation’ , ‘Live Anthology’ and the Travelling Wilburys.
Kick off around 6.30pm, they start with ‘Honey Bee’ and follow it up with the more recognisable ‘Change of Heart’ and ‘Listen to her Heart’. Interesting that we got two people doing ‘Something in the Air’ on consecutive nights , especially as pianist Andy ‘Thunderclap’ Newman has recently died.
As usual, a brief break after about fifty minutes and it was about 8.45 before they finally managed to get offstage (after a few unscheduled encores).
Another great show, with an appreciative crowd too.
Set List. Part 1. Honey Bee/Change of heart/Listen to her heart/Something in the air/Learning to fly/Into the great wide open/Jammin’ me/Don’t come around here no more/The apartment song/Have love will travel/Walls/Anything that’s rock and roll/Running down a dream. Part 2. Saving grace/Handle with care/I won’t back down/I should have known it/All you can carry/Shadow of a doubt/Breakdown/Free fallin’/So you want to be a rock and roll star/I need to know/American girl. Encores. Refugee/Mary Jane’s last dance/Oh well. Plus unscheduled stuff.
Full Moon Fever had the most ‘plays’, but one of my favourites ‘The waiting'(from ‘Long after dark’) has been rested. As has ‘King’s Highway’. Requests for next time? How about following ‘Rock and roll star’ with ‘Needles and pins’, as on the live lp? Ok, so no Stevie Nicks to sing with, but they managed ‘Walls’ without Lindsey Buckingham.